Since mid October, the artists collective TRIIIBE (Alicia, Kelly, and Sara Casilio and Cary Wolinsky) have been creating an ever-evolving installation at Boston University’s cavernous 808 Gallery space, called In Search of Eden. You have one more weekend to join the search: the artists, who received an MCC Sculpture/Installation fellowship in 2009, will continue the installation until December 23. (You can watch an audio slideshow exploring TRIIIBE’s work, created by Boston University.)
Cate McQuaid’s admiring review in the Boston Globe explains the two parts of TRIIIBE’s “witty, luscious exhibit”: the photographic narratives and the public living room. In the photographs, the identical Casilio triplets “appear in richly designed narratives as different characters with identical faces, a conceit that tickles and prods our perceptions and beliefs about personal identity.”
In the living room section, where exhibition goers are encouraged to lounge and visit, the “squarish” room is painted to resemble a dome from the perspective of people within it.
In Search of Eden is a deeply collaborative project, including visits by musicians and dancers whose performances spontaneously play off aspects of the exhibition. This Saturday, December 18, 2-3 PM, there will be a performance of INSTADANCE, an on-the-spot dance choreographed and danced by the attending group of “non-dancers” (though if you’re an actual dancer, you won’t be turned away). The dance will be based on everyday gestures, matched with 3 different pieces of music.
After Eden closes, TRIIIBE’s search as artists continues: they’ll have their New York City debut in a show at DODGE Gallery, January 8 – February 13, 2011.
Images: playbill for IN SEARCH OF EDEN; TRIIIBE creates the public living room in IN SEARCH OF EDEN.